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Long road for respiratory therapy student ends at Mayo Clinic

The way Sydney Kauppinen tells it, she never expected to end up with her dream job as a neonatal/pediatric respiratory therapist at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Napa Valley College’s College and Career Access Pathways offers high school students early access to college classes and credit

When St. Helena High School (SHHS) senior Chase Chreste completes his calculus class this semester, he will have the satisfaction of not only racking up credit toward his high school diploma, but also of earning his first college credits, thanks to Napa Valley College’s (NVC) College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) dual enrollment program.

NVC Grad Inspires New NVC Students at Convocation

For as long as she could remember, Monique Rivera had always worked hard to be a great student, including during her time at Napa Valley College (NVC). But her trajectory toward excellence was not a given: as a young woman from a family rife with conflict, she found herself in her teenage years working hard without the recognition she desperately wanted.

Designing a future at NVC

In 2019, Nicholas Ebeling was drifting. After graduating from Napa High School in 2017, he knew he wanted to continue his education, but had no specific major or goals in mind.

Giving Back to His Home Country

It took leaving the country of his birth to make it possible for Ben Cabral Dos Santos to later return and make positive contributions to the way of life for the people of Guinea-Bissau, a small country on the western coast of Africa.